by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory (VCL)
Today’s animation is a letter seal recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery. This object has a negative impression of a falcon on one end and an anchor on the other, and would have impressed these designs in wax to seal a letter closed. It was scanned on May 1, 2014, in the Jamestown Rediscovery laboratory by Digital Curation Specialist Lauren Volkers and VCL Intern Vivian Hite. Lauren created this animation.